Skip to comments.You're not going to believe how much illegal immigration has dropped since January 2017
Posted on 05/10/2017 9:55:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
According to figures released yesterday, the number of illegal aliens crossing the U.S. southwestern border has dropped by an astonishing 76% since President Trump took office.
More specifically, the number of minor children crossing the border with or without a parent has been cut even further.
Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down a stunning 76 percent since President Trump was elected, with the flow of children and families dropping even faster as analysts say the administration's commitment to enforcing the law has changed the reality along the border.
Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday, marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades.
The number of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children nabbed at the border dropped below 1,000 – a level not seen since before the surge that bedeviled President Obama during most of his second term.
Even before a foot of Mr. Trump's planned border wall is built or any more agents are hired, the threat of being sent home has forced would-be migrants to rethink making the journey, officials said.
"A lot of the discussion about changes in our enforcement policy and the way we are going about doing business, we believe that has deterred people," said Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan. "When you get here, it is likely you are going to get caught. You are going to be returned to your country."
That approach marks a major change from the Obama administration, which struggled to handle the flow of illegal immigrants from Central America.
Under Obama-era policies, hundreds of thousands of children and families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were caught and then released
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A wall of words seems to be working.
This is all good and needs to continue.
He will be reelected on that alone.
Our shopping trips/drives take us past 3 different Home Depots in 3 cities.
Before 20 Jan., it didn’t matter what time of the day, the illegals were out in large numbers with their support campers/rvs.
Now, there may be 2 to 3 illegals in the parking lot or across the street in a vacant lot waiting for a job and no support campers/rvs.
BUILD THE WALL NOW
Good start but we can do better. Let’s get it to 100% and focus on the 30-50 million already here. Go after employers the hire them and use Rico and civil asset forfeiture on employers.
It dropped just like some people said it would, when we stopped rolling out the welcome mat to kick us in the ass, slap us in the face, spit in our eye, and take our money.
Slowing the flood is good.
Now we have to concentrate on bailing.
Removals must be escalated considerably.
All the Mexicans & Central Americans down the block who were building some houses and landscaping them have vamoosed. Two elderly Shikh property owners are out there sweating in the hot sun, lol
When will the farmers start crying that there aren’t enough people sneaking across the border and that we will surely starve?
Kudos to President Trump for, finally, after 28 long, globalistic, treasonous, incompetent years, of upholding the law. Thank you President Trump.
Long Island ( where I live ) used to be one of the safest places in the country.
Suddenly, the past few years, we are reading about drug epidemics and gangland killings from MS-13.
Most of these are El Salvadoran and Honduran migrants. Many of them resettled in our part of the country when there was a mass wave of unaccompanied children who crossed our border, many from Central America 3 years ago.
Because they’re all here already.
Nope—not if he slides along with a de facto or de jure amnesty.
Already 10s of millions too many of them in the US as it is. And we’ve not taken any steps to stop chain immigration, the immigration lottery, etc.
Does not matter. Build the wall!! The leftists will do everything to reverse this trend because eventually they will be back in power. What we do now will have a profound effect for the future. The left always sharpens the knives.
“When will the farmers start crying “
Automated/robotic picking machines are being developed.
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